Liverpool legend Carragher: After Mata, Man Utd must keep buying

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher feels Manchester United’s spending must continue after their club record deal for Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata.

Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail: "Do not think for one moment the £37million paid for Mata will cure all United’s ills. To get back to where they were under Ferguson, dominating domestically and constantly posing a threat in Europe, they need another three or four of those transfers.

"United have never been afraid of spending but since the last time they broke their transfer record — for Dimitar Berbatov (£30.75m) in 2008, four months after they won the Champions League in Moscow — their rivals have been bold.

"The Glazers, by contrast, have been complacent and the evidence across Europe stacks up against them — none of the clubs they want to compete with have hesitated when it comes to paying massive fees.

"Real Madrid have gone beyond £80m twice since 2009; last summer Barcelona paid £51m for Neymar; Paris Saint-Germain went higher to get Edinson Cavani, as did Monaco when they landed Radamel Falcao."

 
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